I am making a series with ships. This is one of the ideas I sketched, and after looking at it, I believed this idea would have to wait, because it would take months to make the picture the way I wanted.
Then I picked exactly this one to make first. ^^ And it wouldn't let me go. It is actually the first one of the series that I've finished.
I've printed it and it really looks nice in a huge size (about 50 x 70 cm). I would like to see it printed even bigger.
Since I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan I had to take a shot at DA and Square Enix' Lightning Returns contest! My artwork might be seen by Testuya Nomura himself, (Main Character designer for the FF series! He also designed the iconic Cactuar monster!) and win awesome prices!
It all began when I watched for the first time Jurassic Park and Terminator 2...I hadn't any idea of what was all the things I was seeing at the screen, but I knew somehow that I wanted that for my life. When I was 12 years old, I went watching The mummy at the movies...and it was the 1st time I said consciously: "I want to work with visual effects!" I could barely draw this time...but I started to chase that.
Then I discovered the guilty for all those big screen miracles: Industrial Light & Magic. Each movie which ILM handled the effects, I got amazed more and more...I was more and more certain that I wanted to work with this...until 2007, when I watched Transformers (the 1st toy I remember to have). And they outdone themselves, made my jaw drop to the ground during almost all the movie...when I left the room I said to myself that "I WILL work on ILM". Enough said.
All that happened in my life lead me to this decision: of doing something different from the others, and to work hard for it. Since my good childhood, the years I passed on France, the Architecture course which I'm still on it, the new home; to the friends and beloved persons I met (to my right) and, most important, my family that supports me (to my left). I am, and will be eternally thankful for all of them.
I have a whole life ahead to make real the dream of working at ILM. It's up only to me to draw my path towards there. =]
My name is Roberto Gomes, and this is my dream. =]
---------------------------------------- Tudo começou quando assisti pela primeira vez Parque dos Dinossauros e o Exterminador do Futuro 2...eu n tinha nem noção do que era aquilo tudo que eu tava vendo na tela, mas de alguma forma eu sabia que era aquilo que eu queria da vida. Quando tive 12 anos, fui assistir A múmia no cinema...e foi aí que pela 1a vez eu disse conscientemente: "eu quero trabalhar com efeitos visuais!" Mal sabia desenhar nessa época...mas comecei a ir atrás.
Foi aí então que eu descobri a culpada por todos aqueles milagres da telona: a Industrial Light & Magic. A cada filme q a ILM cuidava dos efeitos, eu ficava mais e mais maravilhado...tinha mais e mais certeza de que era com isso que eu queria trabalhar...até que, em 2007, eu assisti Transformers (o 1o brinquedo q eu me lembro de ter). Eles se superaram, me fizeram ficar de queixo caído durante quase todo o filme...quando saí da sala eu disse pra mim mesmo que "VOU trabalhar na ILM". E ponto.
Tudo que aconteceu na minha vida levou a essa decisão: de fazer algo diferente dos outros, e de trabalhar duro pra isso. Desde a minha boa infância, os anos que passei na França, a faculdade de Arquitetura que continuo cursando, o novo lar; até os amigos e pessoas queridas que conheci (à minha direita) e, mais importante que tudo, minha família que me apóia e incentiva (à minha esquerda). A todos eles sou e serei eternamente grato.
Eu tenho uma vida inteira pela frente para realizar o sonho de trabalhar na ILM. Cabe somente a mim agora desenhar meu caminho até lá. =]
My submission to the contest Draw This Again held by DeviantArt. The original Drawing was done in 2008, here's the link to it [link]
It was the time when I was struggling with figuring out my style of drawing, and I was influenced both by American Cartoons and Japanese Mangas, which I couldn't really decide which way I should go. The biggest difference is the style of drawing, I now have chosen a clear path for the style, but also I improved a lot in figure drawing, so now I can be so much more in control of the figures. I now can keep the inking nice and clean, I can work with colors professionally.
The picture was intended to be the cover for a chess book for children and was rejected by the editor. The idea is when you play chess, imagine they're little soldiers fighting for their country, it'll be so much more interesting. It's not an outstanding idea, but as I recall, not many people have done it visually, and I think it'll be a good idea to put it on a chess book.